Pheasant Extravaganza

As you already know this year its the Pheasent Season at Padhri Private Game Reserve. The shoots will start in the last week of October when the afternoons are cooler. All shoots will be conducted on Saturdays, hunters will arrive at the camp on Fridays and spend the night at the camp. Shoots will start at 9 am till 4 pm with a refreshment break. After an early dinner the hunters will leave for home or their next shooting destination as Sundays will be partridge shooting days in other areas. Each shoot will have a total of 6 shooters. Total of 150 birds will be released and they will be flushed with dogs. The whole shoot can be booked as a group shoot or hunters can buy slots out of the 6 slots available in every shoot. Price per hunter for the shoot is Rs 75,000/- Price of the group of 6 guns shoot is Rs 450,000/- This price includes charges for the shoot, lodging and all meals and refreshments. Book your slots now! IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT HUNTERS BRING THEIR OWN DOGS AND GUNS.

Urial Trophy Hunting 2016/2017

MARK PETERSON 

Was our guest at Western Jhelum CBO and Padhri Game Reserve for his Urial Trophy, Mark booked his hunt through Shikar Safaris. A brief introduction of Mark Peterson in his own words. 

In early 2013, I decided to leave my familys fruit farming and processing business to turn my passion into my full-time job. I now spend about two-thirds of my year out in the field. When Im not in the field, Iam building my businesses. Iam currently the Co-Owner & CEO at Worldwide Trophy Adventures, Co-Owner of Rusted Rooster Media & Hatch Marketing Group, Co-Owner of Whitaker Brothers Hunting Company, Co-Owner of Salt River Outfitters, Co-Owner of Goose Haven Canada, and part-owner of The Wildlife Gallery. Iam also the Host of Cabelas Instinct: Expedition Series on The Sportsman Channel. In addition, Im currently working on my Super Slam and I aim to complete it in a few more years. I continue to hunt with my father, who has appeared on my television shows. And soon, youll see 3 generations of Petersons out there, hunting and enjoying the outdoors together. 


Survey held on proposed bush camp site!

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Survey held on proposed bush camp site in Padhri Private Game Reserve.

“Pakistan: Pearl of Asia” by Craig Boddington

In Pakistan, it takes a village to protect the wildlife, and everybody wants in on the action. That’s area director Suleyman Warraich to Boddington’s left; the rest of the group are Punjab wildlife officers, game guards, guides and of course, Shikar-Safaris’ local guide/interpreter.

In Pakistan, it takes a village to protect the wildlife, and everybody wants in on the action. That’s area director Suleyman Warraich (Padhri Private Game Reserve) to Boddington’s left; the rest of the group are Punjab wildlife officers, game guards, guides and of course, Shikar-Safaris’ local guide/interpreter.

I have hunted in Pakistan three times in the last five years. As I prepared for my most recent Pakistan shikar, a lot of folks looked at me like I had three heads: “You’re going where?”

Pakistan offers a mix of forest, plains and mountain species. There are four varieties of urial sheep: Afghan, Blanford, and Punjab urial are currently hunted; the Ladakh urial is not. In the north, Himalayan blue sheep are hunted; the argalis are scarce and probably won’t be. There are two ibex–the big-bodied, heavy-horned Himalayan ibex in the big northern mountains; and in the arid hills of the southwest, the small-bodied Sind ibex with its impossibly long horns. Although pricey and with very few permits, three varieties of markhor are huntable–Astor, Kashmir, and Suleiman.

That’s just the mountain game. There are two gazelles, Indian and Kennion, plus native range, free-range blackbuck. There are hog deer, pockets of Indian muntjac, and axis deer and nilgai have been reintroduced in free-range situations. The Indian wild boar, considered slightly larger and classified differently from his Eurasian cousin, is widespread (though difficult to hunt). Small predators include golden jackal, Asian jungle cat and fox. Large predators, currently protected, include Asian leopard, snow leopard and hyena. Continue Reading →

Is Chakor a National Bird Of Pakistan?

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Chukar or Chakor is also the national bird of Pakistan. Used to be quite common in the hilly and mountainous regions of all provinces. Usually found between 1500 to 4500m above sea level. Over hunting, loss of habitat and pesticides have played a major role in the decrease in population of these birds. Before you know it they will be considered under threatened species and if something is not done to save it in the regions where there numbers are alarmingly low, they will vanish from those areas maybe for ever.

Do You Eat What You Kill?

Do you Eat What You Kill?

Do you Eat What You Kill?

If you can’t eat what you kill then you shouldn’t kill it. Unless that animal can harm you physically or destroys your crops. Please refrain from trigger happy massacres and post them as today’s shikar posts.